Crowds of Greater Victoria residents gathered on top of Mt. Tolmie early Tuesday morning after a tsunami warning was issued for coastal areas of B.C. (Spencer Pickles/Black Press)

WATCH: Greater Victoria residents gather at higher ground during tsunami warning

Ocean Boulevard and the Esquimalt Lagoon reopened shortly before 5 a.m. Tuesday

Greater Victoria residents were woken early Tuesday morning after a tsunami warning was issued for Greater Victoria and the rest of coastal B.C.

RELATED: Sirens don’t sing in tsunami warning for Esquimalt

Concerned residents gathered on top of Mt. Tolmie in Saanich until the warning was cancelled shortly before 5 a.m.

RELATED: Tsunami warning an ‘exercise in precaution’

Later in the morning, significant waves pounded the shores of the Esquimalt Lagoon with some waves higher than one metre. Wave height is predicted to increase as the day goes on, peaking at around 6 p.m.

RELATED: Greater Victoria under another wind warning this morning

High tide is shortly after 11:35 a.m. this morning with low tide later tonight at 9:10 p.m.

Photos by Spencer Pickles/Black Press


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

editor@goldstreamgazette.com

Just Posted

Oak Bay wins Island girls hoops title

Breakers and Spartans meet in final for eighth time in the last 10 seasons

Cherry blossom map points to where spring has sprung in Victoria

City released a handy guide to find the most beautiful buds

Saanich’s proposed building code changes come under fire

VRBA head says changes to energy efficiency standards will bring up to $100,000 in additional costs

Real estate money laundering ‘deeply troubling’

Attorney General will investigate

Victoria Harbour most polluted on B.C. coast: study

City’s industrial past and more recently, pharmaceuticals, create high levels of pollutants

WATCH: Vancouver Island man catches dashcam video of near head-on crash

Video shows oncoming van cross over centre line

School shooting unfathomable to Saanich student

Claremont Grade 10 student reflects on the carnage inflicted on U.S. schools

How to keep local news visible in your Facebook feed

Facebook has changed the news feed to emphasize personal connections. You might see less news.

#Metoo movement causing confusion in many men, fear of missteps with women: experts

Being painted by the same sweeping brush as those alleged to have mistreated women has angered men

Liberals to dig deeper, aim higher on gender equality in 2018 federal budget

Finance Minister Bill Morneau said the budget would include measures to boost women in the workforce

Vancouver Island’s Teal Harle finishes fifth in Olympic Men’s Slopestyle skiing

‘I’ve definitely surpassed every expectation I had for the Games’ – Harle

Body of missing skier found

Man’s truck found in Revelstoke Mountain Resort’s parking lot covered in ‘several days’ snow’

B.C. VIEWS: Subsidy supercluster settles in B.C.

Ottawa, Victoria add to their overlapping ‘innovation’ budgets

Most Read